Article out of Portland with comments from OSU AD regarding OSU budget problems,the PAC 10 tv contracts and the Big Ten tv contracts.
According to AD De Carolis his program needs additional revenue streams to include more private donors and more tv revenue or he may have to cut sports teams in the future.
According to the article,"talks have begun for a PAC-10 Network along the lines of what the Big Ten now has through an all-sports agreement with Fox Sports".
According to DeCarolis,"in the first year of the contract,each Big Ten school reaped about $8 million from the network and nearly $18 million apiece when totaled with ABC and ESPN money.That compares to the Pac-10's current deals,which make each school about $6 million in total."Not sure where Mr. DeCarolis got these numbers but the Big Ten revenue figures appear high compared to previously published SBJ estimates.The Pac 10 number appears to be a rounded off estimate.
It should be interesting to see how the PAC-10/Fox negotiations turnout as they try to "leapfrog" the ACC in line for more tv dough.Link at http://www.portlandtribune.com/sports/s ... 0898574400